Bobby Cowan, notwithstanding that he lives in Florida is a member of our club, The Mendocino Coast Model Railroad & Historical Society. Bobby is coming here to Fort Bragg to assist in the restoration of “our” caboose, CWR’s (California Western Railroad) Caboose #11. Bobby recently sent me a “heads up” about a Caboose that lives … Continue reading
These truly remarkable pics were posted on Lynn Catlett’s Facebook page “You know you’re from Mendocino if ……..” Their willingness to go out when the sea is truly ghastly is a testament to their professionalism.
When I am writing these blogs I play music. I have very eclectic tastes and over 11,000 pieces of music on my computer. Recently I have been searching for a particular train song that I have a sort of memory of from when I lived in England – I haven’t found it yet. My selections … Continue reading
The photo and the text I got from Marc Reusser’s Facebook page. Note that the end of the log has been “sniped”. The lower end piece was cut off to assist it to travel to the loading point. The road that it traveled was probably a skidroad.
In a previous blog I told of the stormy weather along the Mendocino Coast. In that post I included a pic of a huge wave overwhelming the pier at Point Arena. In my search for arcane historical info about the Mendocino Coast I have found out that the pic was but one of a series of … Continue reading
This blog is a story of serendipity. A while back I was talking to a lady visitor. She was admiring the detail on our layout (a common comment I might add). She said, “I love the seagulls on the Virgin Creek Trestle diorama. But, you know, you should have an albatross too – there used … Continue reading
I’ve been reviewing/listening to old “records” and vids of the holiday season that I grew up with and enjoyed. Among these, of course, were vids of Snoopy. With all the chaos in the world I thought this one was appropriate: The Royal Guardsmen made this record. They were 5 guys from Ocala, Florida. They recorded … Continue reading